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Henry Fessy - Fleurie 2016

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Area: Beaujolais
  • Wine Maker: Laurent Chevalier
  • Grape: Gamay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2014
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (3 btls)
WA: 88 (2009) JR: 16 (2009) WS: 88 (2010) WE: 92 (2009) Misc: 91 Stars (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Lying on homogeneous soils of granite containing large crystals, Fleurie is often regarded as the « Queen of Beaujolais ». The wines are characterized by abounding finesse and elegance with floral aromas of irises and violets. This Fleurie reveals a very pleasant nose of red fruits as well as floral notes. In the mouth, the red fruit gives the wine a certain richness. It has a surprising sweetness and its tannins are fine and elegant.

Winery Information

Henry Fessy

Henry Fessy are one of the most significant producers of fine wines in the Beaujolais region and a leader in the regions current ressurgence. They are a specialist in quality Beaujolais wines with a focus on Beaujolais Villages and the 10 Crus. At the helm is Laurent Chevalier, their Director and a talented winemaker, who crafts fine wines showcasing the myriad of styles possible from the gamay grape and the region's varied terroirs. Beaujolais wines range from light and fruity through to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009)88 pts

Wine Advocate #190 Aug 2010 - David Schildknecht - A lovely nose of very ripe fresh white peaches and red raspberries that could almost have come from a Riesling rises from the glass of Fessy 2009 Fleurie, which proceeds to invigorate and refresh, with its bright, faintly tart acidity well-woven into the wine?s fruit character rather than detached as was the case with other wines in the new Fessy collection. What?s more, there is no significant bitterness blocking the finish, which is lip-smackingly generous, if not notably complex. Hints of peony perfume and underlying wet stone do, however, add to the interest and allure of a wine I suspect will be best enjoyed over the next 12-18 months.

JancisRobinson.com (2009)16 pts

Tasted July 2010 - Apple and blackberry cordial on the nose. Smudgy soft tannins, like deep kohl eyeliner, framing blueberry fruit and violets. Green - laurel - notes, crisply cut acidity. (TC)

Wine Spectator (2010)88 pts

Issue Feb 28, 2013 - Fresh and tangy, with pure flavors of cherry, white raspberry and ripe plum. Balanced, offering a clean, spice-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015.

Wine Enthusiast (2009)92 pts

A richly aromatic wine, with swathes of sweet fruit, ripe tannins and a juicy, jammy feel. This is so generous, open, welcoming. There is structure as well, cushioned by the sweet fruits. — R.V. (10/1/2011)

Miscellaneous (2009)91 stars

Quentin Sadler - "The colour was a deep, rich translucent purple. The nose was bursting with soft red fruit with floral notes. The palate was fleshy, juicy and supple with fresh, lively raspberry, cherry and strawberry backed up by nice acidity, light chalky tannins and a little creaminess. A really lovely wine – 91/100 points."

Vinification Notes

Traditional vinification with controlled temperature.